|Excerpt of a letter
by Billy CHEW, signing for Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the
Environment, to The Straits Times of 29 Sep 2000
"..It is an offence
under the law to take a lighted cigarette into the lift, even if
the person is not smoking it.
"To state this clearly,
the Ministry of the Environment is in the process of standardising
all smoking signs in lifts to that which shows a lighted cigarette
with a slash across.
"This year, so far, our
officers have apprehended 400 offenders who smoked in places where
smoking is prohibited. Our officers will continue to be on the
lookout for those who blatantly flout the law...."